...Does anyone know how to prevent fly-by-night foreign merchandisers from placing unwanted advertisements as "invitations" on your Apple iCloud-linked personal Calendar?
Sheesh. I hope I don't end up having to disable my Calendar, but I will if this can't be stopped. Unacceptable.
P.S. Speaking of computers, my maiden voyage of using the laptop as a main computer was concluded when I got back from my Thanksgiving trip. Seemed to work fine. It was easy to detach it, carry it along, and then reconnect it. Not as easy as if it had one USB-C connector running to an OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock, but not much more difficult either. Meanwhile, my main backup is my 3TB Time Capsule, which I put in a safe when I travel. My main problem now is that my laptop, which I bought to be small and portable, is not quite powerful enough to be my main computer. It does most things fine, but is slow with Photoshop.
Do you think thieves will believe the sign I put on the safe that says "Nothing in here but papers and hard drives"? In fact, there is nothing in the safe but papers and hard drives. But then, thieves might be the last people to believe that anyone else is honest. Reminds me of the fable from '80s New York City about the guy who put a sign on his windshield saying "NO RADIO" and came back to find his driver's side window broken and a note on the seat that said "Just checking."
UPDATE: Three good solutions to Calendar spam:
Thanks to Richard Ripley, Don Craig, Jeff Buttel, and other readers who suggested these resources and others.
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Kent: "Yup. Received a Black Friday Ray-Ban offer on my calendar here too. The methods mentioned above are about all you can do at this point. Apple: get on it please! I have a very strong, visceral negative reaction to spam that is probably not doing my nervous system any good. The idea that some a**hole is using devious means to hijack my personal computer/communication system, which I most certainly did not purchase for their benefit, for nefarious scam-marketing purposes makes my blood boil. I am not a violent person, but spam unfailingly conjures up a fantasy about shoving computer equipment where the sun don't shine, sideways, without lubrication. Absolute scum.
"Just wanted to get that off my chest. Post or not, at your discretion. I feel better already...."
Mike replies: That made me feel better too.